Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko was stopped on a breakaway and hit the post with a wrist shot in the third period, but his hard work paid off as he scored twice to break a 1-1 tie to give St. Louis their first outdoor win in a 4-1 final over the Chicago Blackhawks in front of a sold out Busch Stadium.
Tarasenko’s first goal came at 12:05 when a centering pass went off Hawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson past Corey Crawford.
“My pad kind of stuck to the ice,” said Crawford after the game.
Tarasenko then fired a wrist shot over the stick side of Crawford 1:53 later to make it a two goal lead. Alex Steen added an empty net goal.
Tarasenko has 18 goals on the seasons.
Patrik Berglund tied the game at 1-1 in the second after the Hawks grabbed a 1-0 lead just 1:02 into the game off a deflected shot that got past Jake Allen. He made 22 saves for the win. The Blues outshot Chicago 35-23.
A sellout crowd of 46,556 braved rain in the first period, as temperatures hovered in the mid 40’s.